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Wounded Lion Sammy’s Heroic Role Steals Victory for Zalmis

Anwar Ali to Sammy, FOUR runs, everybody out to hug their captain! Courageous stuff from Darren Sammy. He's won them this game from nowhere. Full on off stump, and it's drilled down the ground. Mid-off can't stop it and it's celebrations in the Peshawar camp. This is extraordinary. We don't know if we'll see Darren Sammy for the next game, but hats off to him for the resolve. Whoa. Peshawar Zalmi wins by five wickets (Espn Cricinfo)

The feel when you still couldn’t get over from ‘Afridi, you Beauty’ and Super Sammy gives you another occasion to shout your heart out, Sammy, You Beauty! Neither was this man playing for his country nor was it a knockout match but Sammy, the miracle, the legend, the undeniable hero still came out to bat and what did he do? He didn’t just win the match, he didn’t just hit that six and a four but what he did what is almost impossible, he won our hearts!  And this is the second time he gave us reason to love him. Sammy was the man, who won an entire nation over last year by lifting PSL trophy on Lahore’s soil, and here he has gone and done it in a way only he could have. Sammy not only loved the team, but also embraced Pakistan and its culture, and Pakistanis opened their hearts to him.

Before PSL, we hardly have heard of any leagues having cricketers who actually epitomise a league by noticeably becoming its brand and its icon. Darren Sammy gave the West Indies two T20 world titles and gave the West Indies back their mojo in international cricket. After that, Sammy joined Zalmis in Pakistan Super League and the rest is history.

A never give up the attitude of Zalmis like its captain, defines the passion for the game this region have. It's not about winning or losing, it's about defending the pride, the title. In a match against Quetta Gladiators, Sammy fought like a wounded lion.  The injured one-legged champion, who came in, hit a six and a four off the last over to express the matchlessness of PSL to the whole world. He is PSL. He is the brand. He is the icon. He epitomises courage and swagger and leadership and kindness. 

The thing that excites about PSL is that we may not pay as much, we may be playing outside of our country because of global issues outside of our control but our league is beyond that! Where people come from outside and come to bat with a cramped leg! Has it ever happened in any other league?! No, because passion is not represented by a number of centuries or by money, passion is represented by emotions and your selfless love for the game and for the people beyond understanding. And as long as we have people like Sammy, Viv Richards, Dean Jones and others we will always feel pride in our very own league.

Thank you, Sammy, for being one of the first to step on Pakistani soil despite all the opposition and warnings, and help bring cricket back home to Pakistan. For that, if for nothing else, you'll always be the MAN! Thank you, Sammy khan for these amazing moments.

 

 

 

Nazish Islam - a media graduate with an undying love for chai, books, traveling, series shows, sports, hijab, and of course writing.

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